David Mikyska

David Mikyska


David advises clients on capital markets transactions with a focus on derivatives.

He has extensive experience in assisting financial institutions in the negotiation of OTC derivatives and securities lending framework agreements, as well as in related litigation.

David has worked on several Eurobond and equity transactions. He has been involved in the preparation of industry opinions for ISDA, EFET and the Czech Banking Association. His experience also includes drafting regulatory memoranda covering securities and derivatives, both for the use of private sector clients and the regulator. David has had several ESG-related speaking engagements and has provided advice regarding ESG regulation and green bond frameworks.


Representative matters

A subsidiary of a multinational financial institution, and other lenders, on the senior financing of Allwyn, EUR1.6bn, including a further increase of EUR335m. 
Banks, led by a group of financial institutions, in relation to a EUR1.3bn high yield issuance by Allwyn. 
Komerční banka on its EUR500m issuance of mortgage covered bonds issued under its international mortgage covered bond programme. This was the first ever negative yield issuance by non-sovereign Czech issuer and the first ever “AAA” rated issuance by a Czech issuer. 
A group of financial institutions on EUR200m issuance by SAZKA Group (now Allwyn International) and EUR400m issuance by Allwyn Entertainment Financing (UK) plc. 
A group of financial institutions in connection with the potential IPO of a Czech Republic company operating in the telecommunications sector on Euronext Amsterdam with potential retail offering in the Czech Republic (aborted). 

Pro bono

David has provided advice in several pro bono cases related to enforcement of personal debt, including in an appeal to the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic. He successfully reached a court settlement of a long-running family law dispute. Most recently, David worked on a memorandum setting out the options to prosecute war criminals on the basis of universal jurisdiction.



Czech, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.